Director: Paolo Sorrentino. Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda. 118 min. Rated R. Italy/France/Switzerland/UK. Drama.
Ahhh, that great up and coming poet, Sorrentino. After watching About Schmidt, I thought I'd understood what senility was all about. But that was a comedy, and reality is much harsher. Youth will put you into that daze, feeling how it feels to be this once great composer, who never even considered the wife he so adored, who's been invited to conduct for the Queen but resists the temptation because he's never had fun in his life and now it's too late. The beautiful Great Beauty was mesmerizing, but you won't notice the time passing by on this one.